@winstonandbettycocker Happy Friyay everyone! 🌟🌟🌟 Today we’d like to give a shoutout and massive thanks to the fabulous Dr Faon Mudie from @allambievet 🌟🌟🌟 Betty suffered quite a bit from anxiety after the loss of our beautiful boy Jarvis in December 2018 and did not react at all well when Winston arrived. Faon has helped our mum to restore equilibrium of sorts to the household with her thorough care and by going above and beyond the call of duty to help settle Betty... it has been a long road but we are now at a stage where we feel we can reduce Betty’s anxiety medication (fingers crossed!) and we’d like to thank Faon for all her kind help 💕 #thankyousomuch😘 #grateful #friyay🙌 . . . . . #cockerspanielsofinstagram #blueroan #blueroancockerspaniel #englishcocker #englishcockerspaniel #barked #ilmycockerspaniel #cockerspanielworld #cockersofaustralia #spanielsofinstagram #internationalcockerclub #bestwoof #dogsofsydney #dogsofaustralia #dogs_of_instagram #dogstagram #dogsofinstaworld #dogstomy #cocker #furryfeatureme #cockerspaniel #cockersofinstagram #weratedogs #weeklyfluff #cockerdream #ilovemydog #cockerspanielcuties
Bear is an inquisitive little 11 week old Pomeranian which a longing for exploration and adventure. This week, Bear went to the extreme and managed to get himself stuck inside an electric reclining armchair. Bear’s caring family responded quickly by seeking emergency help and the Fire Brigade was dispatched to save the day. The team from their local fire department arrived promptly and quickly set to work dismantling the chair. It was found that Bear’s skin had become trapped within an internal part of the chair, so he was rushed to us here at Allambie Vet sirens blazing! The firemen continued to free Bear from the part while our vet Dr. Josh gave Bear some much needed pain relief and assessed the situation. Once free, the Firemen were thanked as they hurried off to save more lives no matter how big or small. With pain relief on board and no longer trapped, Bear was able to settle and we were able to assess the extent of his injuries. Bear got very lucky and only had some superficial skin wounds which will need to be monitored for healing over the next couple of weeks. Today at Bears checkup he was back to his adventurous self! Bear’s skin is mostly healing, however there is one small area of concern that we will continue to monitor. We hope that Bear will get the all clear soon so he can get back to exploring in no time, this time with a bit more wisdom and experience. We are told that Bear is now staying away from reclining chairs – he is a quick learner 💙 @bear_the_pom19 💙
Thank you to our amazing community that donated over the past 2 weeks. We have sent two huge vans full of donated items to the affected areas 💙 We are in contact with local vets & wildlife rescues in the Snowy Mountain region. They are still coming to grips with the impact of the recent fires and the new threat in the coming days. Over the coming weeks we will be sending medical supplies and support needed to help treat wildlife, livestock and companion animals. We will stay in touch with them and let you know if there are any ways you can support them too. Our hearts go out to those directly or indirectly affected by these bushfires and the ongoing anxiety knowing that this is not over yet. We want to express our personal gratitude to the frontline emergency services personnel who have worked tirelessly and selflessly to protect lives and property in the face of such catastrophic bushfire conditions.
💥 Fireworks may make us humans “ooh” and “aah”, but the same isn’t true for our furry and feathered friends. Just like thunderstorms, the loud, unexpected noises of fireworks can cause pets extreme distress. It’s therefore important to create a safe, calm environment for them. This will prevent them from hurting themselves or becoming lost in panic. Many vets and shelters report an increase in runaway cats and dogs after a night of fireworks. Veterinarians have even treated dogs who have pushed through glass windows in their attempts to flee. But when you consider that dogs hear four times the distance of humans, it’s clear why they’ll do anything to escape those bangs and booms. Read on for RSPCA NSW’s tips on helping your pet feel calm and safe during these times. 🐶 Practice and prepare In the weeks leading up to nights when you know there are going to be fireworks, it may help to play a CD of firework sounds to your pet. Begin by playing the CD at a low volume and engaging her in a fun activity, like playing with her favourite toy. Always stop if she shows signs of distress or discomfort. If she shows positive signs, you can gradually increase the volume. This will help her to become desensitised to the loud noises and prepare her for the real event. On the day, ensure your pet is exercised and well fed before any real fireworks begin. This will help her de-stress, and be more inclined to nap once festivities begin. 🐶 Create a safe place Animals can have a cut and run response to unexpected noises, sometimes ending up kilometres from home in their panic. Because of this, pets should be kept indoors whenever possible. Bring guinea pig and rabbit hutches inside too, and provide extra bedding so your pocket pets can burrow and feel safe. Secure gates and fences, and ensure horses are securely stabled, preferably at a location away from the noise. Creating a calm, secure area for your pet inside your house will also help him feel protected. Close the curtains and put his favourite blanket or soft toy in a small, confined hiding place. A cupboard or a shower stall is ideal. Otherwise, allow your pet to curl up on a warm bed.
From everyone at Allambie Vet we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas 🎄 We hope everyone has a lovely day with family and friends!